The behavioral sciences are concerned with the study of human behavior and the human
condition. The various disciplines within behavioral science are united in their quest
to understand the “whys,” “causes,” and “consequences” of human experience and action.
The behavioral science major is designed to provide the student with an integrated
liberal arts background that focuses on behavioral science and fulfills the lower-division
requirements for specific upper-division majors. Occupational choices for social scientists
are numerous and varied in both the private and public sectors.
Depending on the individual's specialization, career opportunities may be found most
frequently in the areas of human services, education, law and criminal justice, government
and business administration.
The graduate of the AA program in behavioral science will:
- Synthesize and apply behavioral science concepts.
- Use information/data from multiple sources and demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies
and multiple theoretical perspectives.
- Have the ability to use behavioral science methods to identify, formulate and study
- Understand the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge and view issues from a holistic
- Have college-level knowledge and skills in critical thinking, analysis and written
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